Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2024 3:38 am


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: March 2, 2024
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Widowed (June 15, 2021). Two daughters both married. Two granddaughters. I love cats. I am spiritual, but not religious. I embrace tenets from many beliefs and recognize the existence of a higher power. I dislike "good ole' boy" politics & do not identify with any specific party. I am a tree-hugging animal lover & love nature.

I enjoy playing Mexican Train dominoes with friends a couple of afternoons a week & Bingo one night a week at a venue in town.

Crafts: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery/crewel, dried florals, papercrafting; Arts: drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing prose/poetry, journaling, cooking, playing piano, reading.

Likes: Traveling, cruising, salt air, the ocean, crisp morning air, rain on my face, fall colors, laughter of children, smiles, soft snowfall, the wind, fantasy, meditation, metaphysics, silence, hugs

Favorite Music

Genre: Folk, Blues, Alternative, World Music, Reggae, World Music, New Age: Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, David Bowie, Dr. John, Annie Lenox, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Andrea Bochelli, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, CCR, Steve Winwood, Dead Can Dance, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, and oh, so many others!

Favorite Books

Books: American Dirt, Cutting for Stone, White Dog Falling from the Sky, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Dune series, Water for Elephants, The Silent Patient, Where the Crawdads Sing; Authors: Jeffrey Archer, Sharon Kay Pennman, Ken Follett, John Grisham; Poetry: Gail Mazur, Rod McKuen, Maxine Kumin, Edgar Alan Poe (poetry/prose), Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost

Favorite Movies

Not a movie goer-- just watch whatever's playing on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Netflix, etc.; Love foreign films (with subtitles, not dubbed); Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Dexter, Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown, Hightown (of course, it takes place in P-town!), Survivor, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race, Dr. Pimple Popper, My Aching Feet, & all the veterinary sites (Dr. Pol, Dr. T., etc.)

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Crewel, Any papercrafts (but especially Inchies, Twinchies, ATCs & Moo cards), Journaling, Sewing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, shell pictures, drawing


Likes: Coffee (not decaf) Caffeinated tea of all kinds, All colors, Handmade papers, Used postage stamps from anywhere, Die cuts;

Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee, Religious stuff, Disney (I’ve outgrown it)

Wish list

I have been doing papercrafts all my life & have a whole room of supplies & tools. I can honestly say I don't need another thing. I just replace supplies.

Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists: Jaime & Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Alphonse Mucha, Erte, Norman Rockwell, Peter Maxwell, Maxfield Parrish; Art Deco, Art Nuvo

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I try to get my swaps done as soon as I sign up because I sign up for so many. Therefore, they do not reflect partner preferences as partners are not assigned until weeks later. I don't sign up for profile swaps for this reason.

Please don’t feel you must include extras in our swaps. Your awesome creative art is enough to make me happy and is the base for my rating.

I take my membership in the groups I belong to or have created very seriously. The founders/coordinators/officers of these groups work very hard to think of swaps, vet participants, and troubleshoot any problems. I do my best to support them by signing up for swaps and being available to host when needed.

I create upstairs & receive mail downstairs. I rate on the day I receive swaps (or the next day at the latest) & after rating, place the swap on the dining room table to go up & be entered in my swap journal. If you’re missing a rating, I’m missing your swap. Please pm me so I know you will resend.

I have never, nor will I ever flake on any swap I undertake. If I find, by some cruel twist of fate, that I cannot complete a swap by its deadline, I will notify you & the coordinator to obtain a mutually agreeable solution. I would appreciate it if you have any problems with or do not receive any of my swaps that you notify me so I may rectify the problem. I promise to do the same for you.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful creative journey with you!


warheart rated for Springtime in Paris Inkbox Card on Mar 2, 2024
Comment: Your card is super pretty! I love that little flower detail in the corner! Thank you for the extras too!
Gobarb rated for AATC: COFFEE ATC ☕️ on Mar 1, 2024
Comment: Hi Dianne. I am sorry that I am late in rating you. I was in the hospital a couple of weeks ago and didn't realize that I hadn't rated you yet. I love the ATC that you made with the fabric. Very clever!
Response: Hope all went well & the news is good. Glad you liked the ATC & thank you for the heart.
CookieMomster78 rated for TOUGH: Good Mail 2/24 on Feb 29, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing one of your handmade cards! It’s unique and beautiful 🤩
Response: yYou are welcome! Hope you can use it. Thank you for the heart.
papercraft70 rated for PA: Stencil (1:1) on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you, lovely postcard.
Response: Thank you for the compliment & for the heart. I enjoyed creating it for you.
NJack19 rated for OATCs: Chocolate (1:1) on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Such a cute ATC and the memories are wonderful. Sounds like you had a great time. Thank you for sharing :)
Response: So glad it came through the second time! Thank you for the heart.
YooperHill rated for TOUGH: Good Mail 2/24 on Feb 24, 2024
Comment: Oh my! I loved that letter from you! Thank you…oh the card is great too😂 but the letter is special! Thank you my friend!
Response: I have to write a letter & seal it in the envelope so I won’t reread it & second guess myself. So glad you enjoyed it. I love swapping with you. Thank you for the heart!
Pantlessrobot rated for CPE Little Images on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the images! Als ways a pleasure to swap with you :)
Response: Delighted to have you as a partner once more & glad you enjoyed the images. Thank you for the heart.
Created46 rated for AMA: Inkbox card - sheet music on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely inkblot, and also for the extras, I am looking forward to using them in a new project. Also, your artwork on the envelope was exquisite.
Response: So glad you’re pleased with the inkbox card & can use the extras. Thank you for the compliment on my envie art & the heart.
Karmi53 rated for VJP: 'Roses" Journal Page on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: I love how you used a stencil for the rose it's perfect and different. Great job on the background and l love the pretty ribbon you used. And l just love the side pockets that you add. Thank you very much great job. And thank you for the extras stamps too. Take care
Response: The stencil fit the page so perfectly! Glad you liked it & the extras. Thank you for the heart.
Arabella rated for Put a Cat On It on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your cute cat journal page! I will add it to my SwapBot Favorites journal!! And thank you for the extras - I'll have fun with them!!
Response: You are so welcome! It was the perfect size for a P.C. Glad you could use the extras & thank you for the heart.
chimerix rated for ACTs: King and/or Queen Tag (1:1) on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Oh, I love the Chinese Emperor tag you made for me. It is going to be great in my junk journal! And thank you for the great die cuts. Aloha
Response: I love anything Asian & I’m glad you liked it, too! Thanks for the heart & for hosting a PA swap.
WoodlandBanshee rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #354761 on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing this image with me! I love it as well. I really like the bluishness of the image and the blue tones of your embellishing. Nice swap thank you!
Response: Thanks for the compliment! Something about the mutations in the colors attracted me to the elements. Thank you for the heart, too!
Sonya rated for OATC: The KEY ingredient on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the ATC, Di. The inclusion of the old mag ads are always fun to read! Cheers.
Response: I saw you liked old magazine stuff from your profile. Glad you liked them & the ATC. Thank you for the heart.
abshanghai rated for AMA: Inkbox card - 24 on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the photo... it seems like mail was not in the mailbox...
Response: I am so sorry you moved before it arrived. Your new address is now in your profile, so future swaps will be sent there. Thank you for rating & for the heart
stamparose rated for HMPC: Postage Stamp PC on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you, great PC
Response: Thank you for the heart. I enjoyed creating it for you.p
Zomac rated for MAE: ATCs with a Twist #20 on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful cards! Truly inspiring! Best wishes, Zoe
Response: Thank you for the nice compliment. I enjoyed the subjects of these cards. Thank you, also for the heart.
Lishmo rated for TIMs: Anything Goes Moos (1:2) on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you Dianne! The moo cards you made are so pretty, I love the delicate detail of the flowers. And yellow is my new favorite color.
Response: Thank you for joining & for rating.
Sonya rated for USATC: Masterboard ATCs on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the fun masterboard ATC, Di. It's also fun to use masterboards as covers for journals as well - I Mod Podge over when I use for journals. Cheers!
Response: Glad you liked it & thanks for the tip. Will be working on a board tonight. Thank you for the heart.
WoodlandBanshee rated for CO: Surreal Collage #9 on Feb 6, 2024
Comment: This surreal collage is awesome. Thank you! Really psychedelic.
Response: I couldn’t resist that one. A little avant-garde to be sure. Thank you for the heart.
watercolorgirl rated for ATCET: Pass and Paste ATC on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Received the pass and paste and have sent it on it's way. Hope you are doing well.
Response: Can’t wait to see what you’ve done. Thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

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rkassman on Feb 15, 2024:

Thank you so much for Anniversary Buddy Swap return - I absolutely adore your creation!!! The gold leaf additions especially highlight how even tiny additions can make such a huge impact. I love it <3

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2024:

Hi Di!

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Sonya on Oct 3, 2023:

Thanks for sending the Mystery Supply 10/23 ATC card, Di. It's beautiful. Love those little letters you popped on there. I'll photograph all once received and email pix to everyone. Cheers!

Sonya on Jul 24, 2023:

Hi Di! I just love how you completed the oriental ATC! It's just lovely. The broken tassel works perfectly for some reason. LOL Thanks also for the nice extras - they will find a purpose! Cheers, Sonya

YooperHill on Jun 25, 2023:

Ha ha! You did a great job on the ABC return! The dog sticking his head out of the fence is perfect! Thank you Dianne!

hibiscus on Feb 5, 2023:

Your giraffe grey gardenia card is just amazing .. you do very nice work.. thank you

watercolorgirl on Jan 21, 2023:

Really like how sender's choice #23 came out. You put the stamp in the prefect place. Thanks a bunch.

YooperHill on Dec 19, 2022:

Thank you for the nice return for the ABC’s junque jams dec. 22!

Hope to do more exchanges with you next year Diane!

Rrush19 on Dec 19, 2022:

Hello Dianne, Got the latest ATC collaboration (#22) Love what you did! Thank you so much for the delicate extras. I'already envisioning something to do with the,!! Have a good time during the holidays!

MuggleMom on Dec 5, 2022:

ABC: Sender's Choice #21

I love the steaming clouds on my tea ATC you sent back and I'm totally stealing the idea for future crafts. Love the texture of it. Thank you.



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